Childbirth Education

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From the moment you learned about your pregnancy, you’ve been planning for your baby’s arrival. These big life events can be both exciting and sometimes overwhelming. Our experienced educators have the highest credentials and give you hands-on instruction and tips to help you feel more confident about what lies ahead.

Childbirth Education Classes at UCMCTo help make your labor and delivery everything you and your family have hoped for, we’ve designed educational programs and birthing options to meet your every need. Classes are small, which means you get the attention you need and the opportunity to have your questions answered. We are honored to be a part of your special birth experience.

The following classes are offered to help you and your family prepare for your new arrival:

  • Baby Care Basics & Infant CPR and Safety Combo
  • Natural Childbirth Techniques
  • Prepared Childbirth Workshop

Baby Care Basics & Infant CPR and Safety Combo (suitable for Adoptive Parents)

Cost: $50 per couple, $35 for UC Health employees

This interactive class, taught by a registered nurse, teaches you how to prevent, recognize, and respond to medical emergencies, how to perform CPR, and how to relieve choking in an infant. You will learn the basics of bathing, feeding, diapering, dressing, and comforting an infant, and get hands-on practice changing a diaper, swaddling, and using a bulb-syringe. In addition, you’ll learn about safe sleep, car seat safety, and home safety. 

This class is not a certification class; participants will not receive a CPR certification card.

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Natural Childbirth Techniques

Cost: $40 per couple, $30 for UC Health employees

Our Natural Childbirth class is designed for women preparing for an un-medicated birth. Topics include the physiology of labor and delivery, techniques for coping with pain, helpful tips for partners, birth plans, and the immediate postpartum experience.  Dress comfortably and be prepared to try a variety of labor positions on a birth ball and yoga mat.  Your birth partner is welcome and encouraged to attend with you.  This class is the morning portion of the comprehensive prepared childbirth workshop (see below).  You can choose to register for just this portion, or you can instead register for the whole day workshop, which includes this portion.

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Prepared Childbirth Workshop

Cost: $80 per couple, $60 for UC Health employees

Our Prepared Childbirth Workshop is a one-day interactive class designed to prepare you for the experience of giving birth. Topics include the physiology of labor, natural pain management techniques, pain medication, epidurals, common medical interventions, cesarean birth, helpful tips for partners, birth plans, newborn characteristics and procedures, and post-delivery care. Dress comfortably and be prepared to try a variety of labor positions on a birth ball and yoga mat. Your birth partner is welcome and encouraged to attend with you. Lunch is not provided, however, there is a lunch break.

Register online.

*Please bring exact change, or have your check made out to UCMC and available on the day of class offerings. Instructors will collect payment during class time.

**On rare occasions, classes may need to be rescheduled. You will be notified by phone of any changes.

For information on our pre-term classes please contact our March of Dimes Family Support Specialist at 513-584-0821.

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